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YOUNG Clitheroe golfer Johnathon Mitchell produced a stunning nett 69 in the Midweek Medal - but had to settle for fifth place.

Teenager Tom Forrest won with seven birdies in his nett 63. Out in 3 under and back in level par, Forrest had a two-shot margin over David Holmes in second place.

Giles Shaw finished well to take third with a nett 66.

Saturday’s Jubilee Medal again produced a host of under par returns. Jonathan Dugdale enjoyed a flawless round 71-4-67 to win the Division One prize. Ralph Postlethwaite was runner-up with a 68, and two old friends and rivals had a head to head for third place. Denis Greenup got the nod over David Heesom after cards, both with identical 73-4-69 returns.

Paul Frodsham won a handsome reduction in Handicap when his birdie/par finish gave him a nett 61 and the Division Two Prize.

William Tyrrell’s 66 gave him second, four shots ahead of Scott Greaves in third.

Clitheroe’s Tony McGibbon and Tracy Blanc took first prize in Sunday’s Mixed Open Fourball with 43 points.

Halifax couple John and Jennifer Taylor won a threeway card play-off for second with 40 points ahead of the evergreens from Settle, Bert Hemmingway and Mary Gooch.

John Naylor had a rollercoaster back nine in the Seniors Midweek Stableford with two four-pointers and an eight on the 18th, but still led the pack with 36 points. Nick Brown had a mid round lull before finishing strongly on the same 36 mark but was second after cards.Chris Sims got the better of a play-off with Peter Robinson for third place, both carding 33 points.

Family rivalry was evident when the Chairman of Oakhill College Tony Baron and his team were leaders in the Clubhouse with a one-point advantage over his son’s Team in the Annual Oakhill College Charity Day Competition, but both fell short of top spot.

Clitheroe Captain Ian Lambert persuaded Comps Chairman Paul Wood and the two Richards, Crossley and Baker to join him, and they won the main prize.

Young Hayden Moorcroft is impressing his Grandad with his performances this season and he continued by winning the latest Junior Medal with a six-shot margin. 82-14-68 gave him first prize ahead of Kieren Grimshaw.

Sophie Lamb got the better of a play-off with Thomas Riley for third place, both having nett 75s.

• AT Stonyhurst Park, the Ladies’ Ping Four-Ball Better Ball was won by Carolyn Blockeel and Margaret Duckett with 40 points, ahead of Lady Captain Janette Dowdy and Val Fairless with 37, and Sheila Parman and Gill McDonnell with 35 points.

The men’s Club Scratch competition was won by Steve Young with 74-6-68, one under par. The Handicap Trophy competition run in parallel was won by Roy Gilmore with 85-21-64, second was Bob Driver and third was Nigel Smith both with a nett 65.

• FOR once the weather was fine as Mytton Fold Golf Club members fought over the richest prize of the club’s year – an all-expenses paid golfing trip to the Algarve, courtesy of Mytton Fold (Best Western) Hotel.

A large field set out to win the second round and join first round winner Sam Cowan in Portugal. John Whittaker, playing off a handicap of 14 kept a tidy round, with four pars and a late birdie on the 17th. With the only blemish on his scorecard being a double bogey on the 14th, he came home with a net 71 to win.

In second place, but with no cigar, came Gary Aldred. Just one stroke behind Whittaker, Gary was ruing his triple bogey on the 14th.

Four players all carded net 73s. The best back nine scores came from Frank Hindle, followed by Steve Korab, Frank Tunstall and Peter Kiddie.

Tunstall had his hand in the twos pot after his birdie at the first, with Ian Thomson and David Bolton taking their shares at the ninth hole.

Gillian Pinder and Doreen Hammond of Mytton Fold teamed up with Settle’s Barbara Read to win Mytton Fold’s Ladies’ Open.

In light of dangerous playing conditions, the event was resolved by using front nine scores only. Runners -up were Jean Sanderson together with Whalley’s Margaret Harvey and Kath Thompson.

The Wilpshire GC team of Kath Jump, Viv Walsh and Heather Deans came in third. The best visiting team award.

• ON Sunday, Whalley Golf Club hosted a Mixed Open Four-Ball Better Ball.

John and Maggie Harvey from Whalley won with 40 Stableford points. Second place went to Ken and Kath James with 38 points, and third were Betty Rostron and Mike Seevers with 37 points.

Ascot Day takes place at the club today in aid of the Centenary Fund for next year.

There is a 1 p.m. start, with racing from 2-30 p.m., with Tote betting, champagne, smoked salmon and strawberries and cream,

The ladies held a South African Scramble Stableford competition last week, and the winners were Bridget Rees, Joan Whittaker, Val Warrilow and Julie Stephenson.